News broke back in 2019 that Apple had won in a bidding war the next film from legendary director Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), which is called Killers of the Flower Moon. Since then, it’s just been a waiting game for this film to actually get made and release on Apple TV+.
For the folks looking forward to this one, the wait continues. But today we’ve got some news regarding casting, which is better than nothing. According to Deadline, Scorsese’s production has brought on four new members of the cast. The new additions are: William Belleau (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Louis Cancelmi (The Irishman), and Grammy winning singer-songwriters Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson. Each is pictured below, in order.
According to the report, Belleau will be playing an Osage rancher that has “close ties to DiCaprio’s Burkhart family”. From there, Cancelmi will be playing a character named Kelsie Morrison, a “local hustler and friend of DiCaprio’s Burkhart”. Isbell will be playing Bill Smith, who is apparently an “adversary” of Ernest Burkhart. Finally, Simpson will be playing the “infamous rodeo champion” Henry Grammer.
Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920 in Oklahoma and the newly created Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating murders of wealthy Osage Indians who had been given revenue rights to oil discovered under their lands. The film is based on the non-fiction book written by David Grann.
Still no release date for this one, unfortunately. But as soon as we know more, or have some images and/or a trailer to share, we’ll be quick to pass it on.
Are you looking forward to Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon?